DARIA SNADOWSKY lives and practices criminal defense law in Southern Nevada. She is the author of acclaimed Anatomy of a Boyfriend and contributed an essay to the anthologyCrush: 26 Real-life Tales of First Love (Harlequin, 2011).
With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love--romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.
After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.
The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.
But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.
In Daria Snadowsky’s daring follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through.
“Curious teens will find Snadowsky’s honesty refreshing, and like [Judy Blume’s] Forever before it, this one is sure to be passed from hand to hand.” —Booklist
“The book presents a multiplicity of opinions and stories about sex, intimacy and relationships and lets readers come to their own conclusions.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Dominique is a strong female character who makes informed decisions and demonstrates control over her own body and goals. . . . This book could be popular with girls who are curious and interested in reading about intimate young adult relationships.” —VOYA
“Written in an unflinchingly candid style, Daria Snadowsky’s Anatomy of a Single Girl is an addictive contemporary read.” —MidnightBloomReads.blogspot.com
“An honest, warts-and-all account of late teen relationships, and it’s unflinching and absorbing.” —Chicklish.co.uk
“Snadowsky knows how to write women—strong, flawed women who are open to discovering their bodies and what makes them feel good. (Whether it’s science or sex.)” —RatherBeReadingblog.com
“[The Anatomy books] could demystify sex for teenaged girls in a way that neither encourages abstinence nor promiscuity, and for that it should be on the shelves of every household.” —ForeverYoungAdult.com
“Daria Snadowsky is excellent at writing the awkward teenager. . . . Honest and so realistic.” —TheBookLife.com
“Any girl who has ever had [her] heart broken can and will relate to the events taking place in this book.” —DwellInPossibilityBooks.blogspot.com